This vital part of the ship and workboat market seemingly reveals technical advances on a weekly basis. Lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, less maintenance, greater reliability, lighter weight, smaller size, less noise and more convenience, are among the features touted. Simultaneously, we are flooded with ..
For those who have never been there, Fraserburgh is a very traditional northern Scottish fishing town that now also services the oil and gas industry of the North Sea on to which it fronts. The town is very salty and very traditional, cold and bleak. Those are the conditions for which, and in which, Thomas Summers & ..
Just over a year ago, I reported on the uncertain future of the Khon Pi rapids, located near the Thai town of Chiang Khong and lying in the riverbed between Thailand and Laos. At issue was the desire of a Chinese company to blast the rapids and thus open the course of the Mekong for commercial navigation between Southern ..
After a very lengthy dormant period, it is a pleasure to see strong signs of revival in the fishing and aquaculture boat sectors. It is even more pleasing to see that so many of the new boats are innovative, well-built, environmentally sound, versatile and safe. Of course, that largely applies to Western Europe, ..
A hundred years ago, New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf played host to abundant green-lipped mussels and other shellfish in naturally occurring reefs and beds. The combination of historic overfishing and environmental degradation saw this resource ebb away. Now, the community is working together to bring it back. Revive ..
The origin of tonnage for vessels had to do with the number of barrels of wine (tuns) that a boat could transport across the English Channel. Officials measured the accrual volume of the cargo hold. Vessel owners complained that they were measuring from the ship’s planks rather than the inside of the frames. They argued, ..
This vital part of the ship and workboat market seemingly reveals technical advances on a weekly basis. Lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, less maintenance, greater ..
Norway-based Evoy is expanding its portfolio to a turnkey 150hp outboard system with batteries. Evoy’s systems of up to 800 hp are designed and tested to operate in the ..
With the ZF 5200 A/V PTI, ZF Marine is expanding its portfolio with something new: the brand’s first hybrid transmission that can be installed in vessels in both V (V ..